Huawei Ascend G7 mid-range smartphone coming in November – and it looks to be a good ‘un

Huawei Ascend G7 mid-range smartphone coming in November - and it looks to be a good 'un

Chinese tech giants Huawei have announced the November release of their new Ascend G7 mid-range Android 4.4 smartphone, and it’s looking like a decent enough offering.

Huawei Ascend G7 mid-range smartphone coming in November - and it looks to be a good 'un

The Ascend G7 comes with features a 5.5-inch screen supporting HD resolution (that’s a slightly disappointing 1280 x 720 pixels) and enhanced 4G LTE Cat4 connectivity, with a 13MP rear camera.

Utilising nano moulding technology (whatever that is) to create the aluminium unibody design, the G7 measures up at 7.6mm thick and weighs in at  165g.

Huawei Ascend G7 mid-range smartphone coming in November - and it looks to be a good 'un

Lurking inside can be found a snappy Qualcomm quad-core 1.2GHz processor and a decent sized 3000 mAh Li-Polymer battery.

The phone comes with 16GB of in-built storage, which can be expanded by up to 64GB with a microSD card.

Camera wise, the 13MP rear snapper has a 28mm wide-angle f2 lens and Sony back-illuminated sensor with the 5MP front camera having an 88-degree wide-angle lens.

An early review on Wired seemed suitably impressed:

The Ascend G7 is only a minuscule step down from Huawei’s flagship Ascend P7 that was unveiled in June, and we’re actually more impressed with the newer phone’s design. It’s really pretty good for a mid-range smartphone. It should go on sale around November time, and while no prices have been officially announced, you can expect to be able to pick it up SIM-free for around £250 — a decent price for a phone we’re impressed with so far.

Promo video:

 

Specs – see more on the official website:

GENERAL
Release date September 2014
Dimensions (mm) 153.50 x 77.30 x 7.60
Weight (g) 165.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
SAR value NA
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 5.50
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 267
HARDWARE
Processor 1.2GHz  quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
CAMERA
Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 4.4
Skin EMUI 3.0
Java support Yes
Browser supports Flash No
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
DLNA No
Wi-Fi Direct No
MHL Out No
HDMI No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
USB Micro-USB
Charging via Micro-USB Yes
Proprietary charging connector No
Proprietary data connector No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No